Mr. Joel Bayubahe -
Cofounder & Executive Director
Joel has an MBA Degree in Project Management. Apart from his long years’ experience in education career, as a teacher of English at secondary school and as
senior lecturer of Project Management course at University; he is also a well-experienced
leading social entrepreneur from one of the hardest great lakes' cities hit by
awful inter-community and ethnic conflicts which have plagued his country for more than a decade. His primary focus is to help at risk youth there create
new opportunities so they can have an equal chance to compete in today’s global
knowledge based economy. He has a very successful track record in managing small & medium enterprises as well as community poverty reduction programs and youth livelihoods projects. He has travelled over 23 countries all over the world including Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Quatar, Russia... to mention a few.
Félicité has a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and Public Financing. She has worked inthis field for 20 years. For 12 years she worked as a consultant for a variety of bilateral, multilateral and not for profit organizations involved in international development.
She is National Coordinator of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Burundi. Her most recent employment was with Ecole Nationale d'Administration where she served as Account and Procurement officer. She also has a very good travel history - she attended the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013 - 2014 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Moscow (Russia). She has also attended the East Africa Conflict Transformation Program in Kampala (Uganda) in 2012 co-hosted by Plowshares Institute and YES Uganda Network.
Alain has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences. He has several years' experience in managing youth programs. He joined YAD in 2012 to help implement our IT-based entrepreneurship activities for self-sufficiency of our organization as well as for the training activities.